Lisbon Social City Guide

With its magnificent castles, fresh seafood, and charming buildings covered in azueljos (colorful tiles), Portugal’s capital will quickly make you feel at home, even if you don’t know how to say good morning (“bom dia”), or have never had a shot of ginjinha (the famous Portuguese liquor made from berries).

We’ve combed through the feeds of Lisbon’s local tastemakers to find the best spots in the city, sourced from their geotags. So what are you waiting for?

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The feed of Brazilian fashion designer Clara Pasqualini is a dream to get lost in — grainy film-style photos capture the colorful beauty of Lisbon, from a simple picnic to a sunset overlooking the whole city.

Recommendations: LXFactory, Nicolau Lisboa, Cascais

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A self-declared “gym and food lover,” Patrícia’s multilingual posts give her followers a real taste of Lisbon and its surrounding areas, including beautiful beaches and the town of Belém—an ancient town less than 30 minutes away from the city center.

Recommendations: Belém, Praia de Carcavelos, Dolce Campo Real Lisboa

Chef José Avillez is one of Portugal’s premier chefs and restauranteurs. With two Michelin stars under his belt, he is pushing the boundaries of cuisine in Lisbon.

Recommendations: Belcanto, Bairro do Avillez

Leah is a Midwesterner who currently hops between Lisbon, London, and Porto. Her enchanting feed will have you falling in love with the city’s breathtaking facades from the first scroll.

Recommendations: Cafe Boa Vida, Foxtrot, Dear Breakfast

Carolina is a student at The University of Lisbon School of Law, but also finds time to be a fashion blogger. Her feed is bright, dreamy, and full of envy-inducing shots of her outfits and brunches.

Recommendations: Frutaria Café, SUD Lisboa

Oliver Thi is a designer living in the Bairro Alto neighborhood with his enormous, fluffy dog. Catch them posing around the city and relaxing in Thi’s bright, plant-filled apartment.

Recommendations: Jardin Da Estrela, Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real


In recent years, Lisbon has been named one of “Europe’s hottest art capitals” thanks to artists like Pedro Barateiro. You can purchase works like Barateiro’s The Opening Monologue at the Galeria Filomena Soares.